The Zoar Gap trip meets at our base in Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Check your confirmation email for the exact meeting time of your trip. Please be on time,
since we must work within the schedule of water releases decided on by the power company. Trips take place on the Fife Brook section of the Deerfield River in Northwestern Massachusetts. Both full and half day trips include class II & III whitewater.
Full day trips start at Fife Brook Dam and finish at our base camp in Charlemont, MA. The trip usually takes 6 hours, including registration, transportation to the river, swimming stops, a picnic lunch served on the river, and a slide show of your run through the biggest rapid. This trip comes with a picnic-style lunch which includes chips, salsa, hummus or black bean dip, sandwich fixings with choices of cold cuts and cheeses, as well as lettuce, tomato, condiments, and dessert and a drink. From April 1st to May 15th, this trip comes with a side dish of vegetarian soup or chili. Lunch on this trip may sometimes be served later in the day due to water release times, weather, or other factors beyond our control.
For the Half-Day Gap trip, you’ll eat lunch provided by Zoar Outdoor in the pavilion prior to your trip. The half day trip meets at 12:15 in one of our pavilions and rafts the beautiful upper Fife Brook section, ending with the class III Zoar Gap. Both the full day trip and the half day trip end at approximately 4:30, leaving your late afternoon and evening free to explore the local hiking trails, sight see surrounding towns, or relax in our campground.
Please note that upon arrival you will be asked to sign liability waivers.